Monochrome Cards…

Here are my latest offerings from my craft room… a couple of monochrome cards.

I know that black and white together is ‘classy’ and all that but I’m a sucker for some color so these go against the grain for me and I found them a little challenging.

And, yes I know I cheated a bit on the ‘just because’ card as yellow IS a color… but I couldn’t help myself 😀


Love… with Washi Tape



My Washi tape collection has been growing… in fact, I’m beginning to think I’m a little obsessed with the stuff.

I was sitting at my crafty desk, staring at my collection when I came up with this card. I have a big old felt heart, from where I don’t know, that I traced onto some card and cut out. I covered my heart in Washi tape, then using a plain white bit of cardstock made my card, The spotty backing paper is from Dovecraft (one of the basics paper packs), edged in Versafine red ink and the sentiment is a Dovecraft stamp, stamped with the same ink. I glued it all down and used some pink pearls to accent my sentiment and a red ribbon to tie it all together.

So cute, and so simple 😀 I knew there was a reason i loved my Washi tape!

Love Birds…


In honor of wedding season, which is now winding up here in the land of Swiss, I decided to make a wedding card.

Both the bird and the Mr & Mrs stamps are Everyday Mini Stamps from Dovecraft, which of course aren’t available here ( I get them online from fluffpie ). You wouldn’t know it from the photo but the stamps and doily edging are all done in the same blue ink :/

This was my 10 minute creative surge today… must be from working on all those weddings lately.

Rainbows and Birthdays…


Two of my favorite things are rainbows and birthdays so what better way to combine them than making a rainbow birthday card? 😉

To make this card I hand drew a cloud and cut out two of them. I then embossed one and edged it with blue stamp ink and covered it in clear glitter. The other one I sponged the same blue ink on then layered them slightly off center using foam dots for that 3D effect I love. I used quilling paper strips to make the rainbow by sticking some double sided tape to my card base then just laying my paper strips onto it. The cloud was attached using double sided tape too.

Now my rainbow was curling at the ends so I solved that problem by stamping my greeting onto the same white card I used for my clouds, which I then glued onto the bottom of my rainbow to hold it down and edged the greeting with Washi tape, because my rainbow wasn’t colorful enough and I though it needed a bit more 🙂 To finish off, I glued sequins onto the card for the raindrops (and added bling) and my little card was done.

Love it! I just hope whomever I give it to doesn’t read my blog first 😀

Getting back into the swing of things…

I’ve been a bit slack with the whole blogging thing lately, I’m so sorry…

The hubby and I spent a week in Crete and since then I’ve been busy doing laundry – how is there so much laundry?? Cleaning our apartment and catching up with friends who have all been away too. Need less to say there hasn’t been much crafting happening around here but that’s all about to change as life goes back to normal.

Crete was lovely in a lot of ways and not so lovely in a few of them… Hubby and I usually travel pretty independently but seeing as our trip this time was super last-minute and  in the middle of summer here in Europe we decided to just book a ‘package’ type last-minute deal. We ended up in a hotel that was obviously designed for German tourists as ALL the staff spoke to everyone in German, which made it feel not like being in Greece at all 😦

Despite all of that we had sunshine and the beach so it wasn’t all terrible 😀  We managed to get some culture in too and went to visit a monastery and some crumblies (ruins) and met a stunning little kitty the we would have loved to smuggle back home if we could.


I did manage to do a little crafting since we came home as it was my friend’s daughter’s birthday so I managed to whip up this little card for her.


That’s it for now, but I promise there will be more posts coming!!

Iris Folding Birthday Card


Here’s another card I whipped up from the book, Iris Folding by Michelle Powell.

I made it using the papers included in the book so supplies weren’t really an issue with this one. The gift bow thing was a bit fiddly to cut out, but I love the end result so I may be raiding my scrap stash and making a few more of these 😀

And of course, I had to add some bling to it, this time with bling-y gems!

Doily Dress Card


So I finally cracked open my new stash of crafty bits – YAY!!

I decided to play with my paper doilies so after some Google-spiration I decided to ease into it by making this super cute paper doily dress card.

I found this video from Lisa Curcio on YouTube which explained how to fold the doily into a skirt shape and went from there.

For the bodice I stamped some scrap white card, hand cut it to shape and glued that onto the back of my doily skirt. Using my Aubergine ink pad from Kaisercrafts and a dabuber I edged the bodice and the bottom of the skirt and wrapped some scrap purple ribbon around the waist to hide the join. The purple paper flowers were in my stash, so I used one as an embellishment (with a gem in the middle for bling of course).

Once my dress was made, I embossed some more (scrap) white card, edged that with Aubergine ink and used foam squares to attach my dress to the embossed card.

The backing paper was another scrap I found in my paper stash – I think it’s Basic Grey, but don’t hold me to that. I wrapped some purple organza ribbon around the middle of it and stuck it onto a white card then popped my topper on top with double-sided tape and voila – super cute card finished using a paper doily and scraps of paper and ribbon from my stash – Not a bad stash buster 😀

Another button card


I’m really getting into these button cards – and how could I not when they turn out so cute?!

This was pretty easy to make, I have a felt heart in my stash so I traced around it onto a blank card and glued my trusty buttons on then stamped my sentiment using one of the oldest stamps I have – I’ve had it for so long I couldn’t even tell you where it’s from but I think it goes really well with the buttons 🙂 I used foam squares to 3D the sentiment a bit.